The chronic pain conundrum: should we CHANGE from relying on past history to assessing prognostic factors?
Pergolizzi, Joseph Ahlbeck, Karsten Aldington, Dominic Alon, Eli Collett, Beverly Coluzzi, Flaminia Huygen, Frank Jaksch, Wolfgang Kocot-Kępska, Magdalena Mangas, Ana Cristina Margarit, Cesar Mavrocordatos, Philippe Morlion, Bart × Müller-Schwefe, Gerhard Nicolaou, Andrew Pérez Hernández, Concepción Sichere, Patrick Varrassi, Giustino #
Clayton-Wray Publications Ltd.
Current Medical Research and Opinion vol:28 issue:2 pages:249-256
Despite limited empirical support, chronic pain has traditionally been defined mainly on the basis of its duration, which takes no account of the causative mechanisms or its clinical significance.